Join the Awbury Wellness team for Outdoor Classes at the Cope House Tented Patio
Please park at 6060 Ardleigh and walk into the arboretum to the Cope House.
Please bring your own mat, water bottle, and mask. Social distancing of 6 feet apart will be observed and masks must be worn unless you are on your mat. Restrooms are not available at this time. Thank you for participating in keeping everyone healthy by following these guidelines.
FEE: Donations encouraged -please support these fabulous teachers!
No registration required.
All levels welcome!
For updates on cancellations due to weather and other engagement related to the series, visit our Wellness Facebook group.
SCHEDULE: September 7th – October 1st
Mondays 9:15 – 10:15 AM
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Start your morning with an all-levels yoga class that links breath and movement to leave you both grounded and invigorated for the day ahead.
Family Yoga – Three Sundays from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM September 13th, 20th, and 27th ONLY – AT THE FARM 6336 Ardleigh St.
Spend some quality time connecting with your child through a fun and playful yoga journey! We’ll learn individual and partner poses through songs and storytelling, all while building confidence, creativity, and strong healthy bodies. Children and parents will practice how to center themselves through breathing and relaxation. This class is designed for families with kiddos aged 3-8, but anyone is welcome
Sarah Charlesworth Attie completed vinyasa-based teacher training at Blue Banyan, prenatal/postnatal yoga certification through Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC, and children’s yoga teacher training with Radiant Child Yoga. Sarah’s teaching style focuses on creating both integrity and freedom of movement in the physical body, cultivating the mind-body-breath connection, and deepening self-knowledge. She uses a creative and accessible approach to meet students wherever they are. “We practice today so that we can practice tomorrow.”
Tuesdays 9:00 – 10:00 AM
FULL BODIED: Yoga in Bigger Bodies
This class, is open to all but focuses on providing a guided practice that is accessible to bigger bodies. Join Jess as she guides a gentle, grounding practice that will help you see why yoga truly is for everybody.
Jessica Rodriguez Becker lives in Germantown with her family. She’s been a Philly resident since 1999 but was born and raised in NYC and is of Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Indigena/Latinx descent. Her parents were born in Puerto Rico (the island originally called Borinquen) and she feels most at home near the equator. She is a mother, host, sister, wife, lover, aunt, connector, listener, daughter, helper, and friend. She’s a writer, specifically in love with poetry and poetic prose, a Spanish teacher, a lover of art and music and a woman committed to local and household activism. She’s a student and a big fan of books. She loves her blackness, her Caribbean-ness, her womanhood, her sisterhood, and her mother-heart. She loves her friendship and her advocacy. Jessica was led to a yoga practice and in turn remembered a deep love for herself and her body. She loves to be part of the liberating journey that practicing yoga inspires in others, especially those who have been excluded and invisibilized in modern capitalist structures. She is committed to bringing healing mindfulness and embodiment work to folks who identify as fat, disabled, queer, black and brown and she is always on a journey of decolonizing both her practice and her mind
Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Gentle Morning Yoga Flow
Gentle Yoga classes are a great place to take it slower, and still experience all the benefits of yoga. Classes focus on releasing tension, connecting with the breath and helping students gain strength and flexibility. Gentle yoga uses classical hatha postures with slight variations to accommodate all levels of yoga students.
Megan Do Nascimento is a breast cancer survivor and yoga instructor known for her outgoing personality and inclusive teaching style. She has taught in the Philadelphia prisons, the school district, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and various fitness centers in the area. She routinely donates her time and skills to those without easy access to yoga, most recently traveling to Matamoros, Mexico, to teach classes to refugees seeking asylum in the United States.
Thursdays 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – September 10th, 17th, and October 1st (NO class the 24th)
Afro-House is a fusion class mixed with Traditional West African and House Dance movement vocabulary. This class is a mixed level class designed to increase cardio, strengthen abdominal muscles while moving your body to a funky beat. Sneakers/ tennis shoes must be worn in this class.
Antoinette M. Coward-Gilmore is the Founder, CEO & Artistic Director of Danse4Nia, a contemporary modern dance company/ performing arts organization based in Germantown. Antoinette is a graduate from University of the Arts & New York University receiving both BFA & MA in Dance Education & Performance. As an Equity Artist, professionally Antoinette performed with Freedom Repertory Theater, LEJA Dance Theater, Philadanco II, Founding Member of Eleone Dance Theater, Forces of Nature Dance Theater, Rod Rodgers Dance Company and countless others.
Working in both concert dance & musical theater, Antoinette is a board-certified NYC dance educator, adjunct professor of Dance at Drexel University and has a long resume of teaching, training, choreographing and consulting with numerous arts institutions, theaters and schools. Antoinette is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and sits on many grant panels and arts committees.